the rulers of his estate. He went to Manavapuri to attack
the army of Yedula S§aha (i.e. the ?Adil Shah) like a lion
springing upon a herd of deer, In the fight that ensued,
though he displayed considerable heroism and slew several
distinguished warriors on the side of the enemy, he was
ultimately killed by them.
(vii) Linga II:—Linga II, the most distinguished among
the sons of Konda I, succeeded his father. He had a son
called Ramabhadra. Having established himself at Tirurnani-
kota, Linga II began to harass the forts and towns belong-
ing to other chiefs in the neighbourhood. On hearing of the
activities of Linga II, Abdula Padusaha ('Abd-uHah Qutb
Shah) summoned the dunedars, and the mannes, and sent them
against him. When they came and surrounded him, he
attacked them fiercely; and having put to flight all the
enemies, he showed the way to Penugonda, and won the
approbation of Dalavay Venkata.
(viii) Ayyapa IJ, the younger brother of Konda I:—
Ayyapa II was honoured by Sri Bamaraja by the presentation
of a crown.
(ix) Konda II:—Konda II, the son of Ayyapa II, was
a devoted worshipper of Vi§iiu.
(x) Ramabhadra:—Konda II had two sons, Ramabhadra
and Timma. Ramabhadra was held in high esteem by kings.
(xi) Timma was fond of adventure.
253. 7ENKATA lit A&D TIRUMALA NAYAK OF MADURA. ^
A messenger from Madura brought a letter to Ramayyan
in which Tirmnala Nayaka stated that he had heard from the
Raya that the Mughal PadshaVforces, with Grolkonda cavalry
numbering 30,000, had occupied the passes, ravaged the
Raya's territory and plundered Vijayanagara (Vijayapuram)
Vellore; they were about to move further south and